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“How to Identify Signs and Symptoms of TMD, Sleep Disordered Breathing and OSA” Farshid Ariz, DMD
January 24 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
REGISTRATION FORM Jan 2020 ArizHOW TO IDENTIFY SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS of TMD, SLEEP DISORDERED BREATHING and OSA Since 2005, oral appliances have been outlined as a primary treatment for mild and moderate obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. It is recommended that 25% of the American population be screened for sleep disordered breathing (SDB) and to date 90% have not been diagnosed. The most recognizable symptom of SDB is bruxism. The most common treatment is a nightguard. Current literature demonstrates that nightguards when produced with patients with apnea make their condition 50% worse, 40% of the time. It is estimated that 1 out of 5 patients who visited their general dentist or medical provider has experienced oral pain in their TMJ or facial muscles. Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD) has ben identified as a major cause of non-dental pain in the orofacial region. This course will discuss why the need for a comprehensive evaluation of symptoms is necessary for successful treatment. The interdisciplinary treatment approach allows for success in therapies by appropriate healthcare providers and at what point in therapy a referral is indicated. An overview of how structural and postural changes of the head, neck and TM joints can be directly related to breathing. COURSE OBJECTIVES ● How to identify signs and symptoms of TMD, SDB and OSA ● Why the need for a comprehensive evaluation of symptoms is necessary for successful treatment ● How to be an integral part of the multidisciplinary team ● Understand the principles of examination and evaluation ● Understand the treatments for the most common TM disorders ● Comorbidities of chronic facial pain and obstructive sleep apnea and sleep bruxism ● Clinical recognition of mouth breathers